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Vote-Stealing Battle in Florida Portends More Distrust in System for 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The chaotic images out of Florida’s election recount last week — the brigade of Washington lawyers, the déjà vu meltdown of the tallying in Broward County, the vitriolic charges and countercharges — have prompted flashbacks among the electorate of the 2000 presidential election. Yet to the combatants […]

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America’s Election Grid Remains a Patchwork of Vulnerabilities

County officials in Maryland miscalculated how many ballots they would need on Election Day — and quickly ran out in more than a dozen precincts. In New York City, voters were given a two-sheet ballot that jammed machines and caused delays and long lines. And in Georgia, some voters failed […]

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Here’s Why Florida and Georgia’s Election Day Has Turned into Election Week and a Half

For Florida and Georgia, two outsize states in the Deep South, Election Day hasn’t actually ended. What voters did not know when they cast their ballots on Nov. 6 was that nearly 10 days later, they would not know the outcome of Florida’s high-profile Senate race or Georgia’s contentious contest […]

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What Happens When Politicians Who Oversee Elections Are Also the Candidates?

MIAMI — It was only a week ago that Rick Scott, the Republican governor of Florida and candidate for the United States Senate, claimed on television that “rampant fraud” was perhaps imperiling his election to Congress, and that he was asking the state Department of Law Enforcement to investigate. Earlier […]

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Federal Judge Delays Certification of Georgia Election Results

ATLANTA — A federal judge on Monday ordered a delay in the certification of Georgia’s election results, citing concerns about the state’s voter registration system and the handling of provisional ballots. The decision effectively deepened the turmoil in Georgia’s campaign for governor, a still unsettled contest that has been among […]

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We’re Suing the Florida Governor. He Should Not Oversee His Own Election.

On Sunday, the Republican secretary of state of Arizona, Michele Reagan, did a stunning thing. She explained to America why it was taking so long to count the ballots in Arizona’s unresolved Senate race. Her explanation was thorough, sober, informative and nonpartisan. Most important, it helped foster confidence in the […]

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Well After Election Day, Florida and Georgia Voters Still Wonder Who Won

ATLANTA — Two days after Election Day, the 31 million residents of Georgia and Florida still could not say for sure who had won three of their marquee political contests. Razor-thin and shrinking leads in the vote tallies on Thursday unleashed hordes of lawyers, talk of recounts and runoffs, and […]

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Brian Kemp Resigns as Georgia Secretary of State, With Governor’s Race Still Disputed

ATLANTA — Brian Kemp, the Republican who has claimed victory in Georgia’s governor’s race, said on Thursday that he was resigning as secretary of state, removing himself from the process of determining whether he had in fact been elected. With some ballots still to be counted, his Democratic opponent, Stacey […]

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Georgia Governor’s Race Still Unsettled After Claim of Victory by Brian Kemp

ATLANTA — Republicans claimed victory for Brian Kemp in Georgia’s acrimonious race for governor Wednesday evening, but the race remained too close to call, and Stacey Abrams, the Democratic contender, did not concede defeat. Mr. Kemp’s campaign asserted that it was no longer mathematically possible, as Democrats believed, for the […]

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In Georgia Governor’s Race, a Defining Moment for a Southern State

In an interview a day earlier, David Ralston, a Republican who is the Georgia House speaker, said, “Georgians are going to have the clearest choice that they’ve probably ever had in a general election for the office of governor.” To those in between, the chasm between Mr. Kemp, who has adopted President Trump’s language on […]

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Brian Kemp Wins Georgia G.O.P. Runoff for Governor to Face Stacey Abrams

ATHENS, Ga. — Brian Kemp, Georgia’s secretary of state, captured the Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, dispatching the preferred candidate of the state party establishment after a series of provocative ads that evoked President Trump’s incendiary politics and a well-timed endorsement from the president himself. Mr. Kemp now faces Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee, in […]

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Georgia Primary Runoff: Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp Fight to a Bitter Finish

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans will pick their nominee for governor in a primary runoff on Tuesday, choosing between two longtime public officials who have been jockeying to prove their conservative bona fides and their fidelity to President Trump. Polls will close at 7 p.m. Eastern, and we will have live results shortly after. Here’s our […]

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Trump Endorsement in Georgia Race Surprised, and Frustrated, Some Republicans

SANTA FE, N.M. — President Trump’s unexpected endorsement of Brian Kemp this week in the Georgia governor’s race blindsided and alarmed Republican governors, who fear that Mr. Trump’s penchant for capriciously intervening in party primaries is imperiling their prospects in a series of statehouse races. Mr. Trump’s personal unpopularity with the general electorate has already […]

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She’s Mexican-Born and a New U.S. Citizen. But Can She Run for the Georgia House?

Keeping Ms. Palacios off the ballot would leave the Republican incumbent, Matt Dubnik, running unopposed, in a year when Democrats could pick up some seats in the State House, though probably not seize the majority from Republicans. The 29th is the kind of district that could give Republicans problems in the long term. The demographics […]

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Trump Endorses Brian Kemp Over Casey Cagle in Georgia Governor’s Race

The president has been on something of a winning streak in Republican primaries, asserting himself forcefully as the leader of his party even as he has battled a string of damaging controversies, including his repeated remarks this week questioning the American intelligence community’s conclusions about Russian interference in the 2016 election. [Here’s how pro-Trump and […]

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Georgia Governor Candidate Caught Saying He’s in Race to Be the ‘Craziest’

As he mingled with supporters at a soda fountain in Moultrie, Mr. Kemp, in jeans in a pair of wine-dark cowboy boots, made the “deplorables” comparison explicit. “It sounds like Casey Cagle’s gotten like Hillary Clinton,” he said, adding “I would ask all those crazies to vote Brian Kemp for governor in the Republican runoff.” […]

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Candidate for Georgia Governor Bought Condo From Lobbyist

Mr. Cagle said that improvements made to each of his real estate investments accounted for the increased valuations on his disclosure reports. But he could not explain why, in the case of the Landmark condo, his valuations remained high even after its appraised value plummeted. The lieutenant governor said he bought the apartment to house […]

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